Your Future In Restaurants Starts Here

We are dedicated to changing lives and uplifting communities

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation empowers people from all backgrounds with the training and education they need to secure a better future. We do this through the vast opportunities offered in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry.

Our Work


ProStart is a nationwide, two-year high school program that reaches approximately 145,000 students in nearly 1,800 high schools across all 50 states, Guam, and the District of Columbia.

Restaurant & Hospitality Leadership Center

RHLC provides employers with accredited training programs for Line Cook, Kitchen Manager, and Restaurant Manager.


Applications are open for the 2023-24 school year. Each year, we award more than $1.2 million in scholarships to individuals pursuing a post-secondary degree in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry.


Hospitality Opportunities For People (Re)Entering Society helps put justice-involved individuals on a path to employment and independence.

Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance

An affiliate of NRAEF, MFHA provides tailored solutions and guidance that draw from a broad range of best practices, research, DEI partnerships, and expertise in current and emerging social issues.

Latest Blog Posts

A Capitol Gingerbread House to Remember

On November 29th, two students from Valencia College School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality, Molly Donahue and Faith Weber presented their vegan gingerbread house replica of the United States Capitol at the U.S. House of Representatives

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Molly Donahue and Faith Weber (left to right) present their U.S. Capitol Gingerbread Replica at the U.S. House of Representatives on November 29, 2022.

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Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, NRAEF hosts and participates in numerous events, including trainings, webinars, competitions, conferences, award galas, and industry events.

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